Where a student enters their fourth year (full time) or fifth year (part time) of study and are still acquiring new data they are classified as 'continuing students' and are required to pay an amount equivalent to the tuition fee. The continuation fee is due upon re-registration.
Writing up fees
Where a student is no longer engaged in the acquisition of new data and is predominantly concentrating on writing up their thesis prior to submission they will be classified as writing up students. A writing up student must be in a position to submit their thesis within 12 months, or by your thesis submission date, whichever is sooner.
The supervisor will need to formally confirm to the Research Degrees Office how a student should classified.
The writing-up fee is £507 in 2016-17 and is invoiced halfway through the year.
Before accepting an offer of registration, it is important to consider your finances over the period of your studies. If you are paying your own fees, you must make sure you can meet the cost; you will not be able to proceed with your degree if your fees are in arrears. Research students are currently not eligible for student loans and although financial support is available for students in financial hardship, it is a small fund and should not be relied on.